District Lay Servant Ministries

Our mission is to equip the laity to realize and respond to their call to ministry.

God calls every one of us to proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we say and do. How is God calling you to serve? With so many avenues of training, Lay Servant Ministries offers you a valuable education in multiple ministry areas.

Questions? Contact Deb Sturn, Lay Servant Ministries Director, at sturmstrum@gmail.com.

2017 Fall Classes

The Lay Servant fall classes begin the week of September 10, 2017 (10 contact hours total) at various locations around the Blue Water District. The Commissioning will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at a Lexington United Methodist Church.

Class Locations and Schedules

Location Day of Class Dates of Class Time of Class Type of Class Advanced Course Topic
Bad Axe: First UMC Sunday Oct. 1,8,15, & 22 2-4:30 pm Basic N/A
Mt. Clemens: First UMC Sunday Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; & Nov. 5 3-5 pm Basic N/A
Paint Creek UMC Sunday Sept. 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1, 8 2:30-4:30 pm Basic N/A
Snover: Heritage UMC Sunday Oct. 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5 1:30-4 pm Basic N/A
Bad Axe: First UMC Sunday Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; & Nov. 5 2-4 pm Advanced From Pew to Pulpit
Faith Macomb UMC Sunday Sept. 10 & Oct. 1, 8, 15 2-4:45 pm (Sept. 10 & Oct. 1); 2-4 pm (Oct. 8); 2-4:30 pm (Oct. 15) Advanced Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Lapeer: Trinity UMC Sunday Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 1-3:30 pm Advanced Leading Prayer
Lexington UMC (Rochester) Sunday Oct. 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 9, 12 3-5 pm Advanced Transforming Evangelism
Saint Clair: First UMC Sunday Sept. 24 & Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29 2-4:30 pm Advanced Children of Abraham
Sandusky: First UMC Sunday Oct. 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5, 12 2-4:30 pm Advanced Leading Missional Small Groups

Registration Process

Online registration is now open.

  1. Click here to register online now or click here to download the registration form.
  2. Online registrations will need the to complete the paper registration form too. Click here for the PDF form. Click here for the Word document.
  3. Mail the registration form along with your payment (made payable to BWD M&M) to the registrar by September 1, 2017.

Please contact the Lay Servant Ministries Registrar, Shelly Allan, if you have any questions. Thank you.